The degree to which an antigen is effective against an antibody that was generated against a different antigen
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  • Cross-reactivity — is the reaction between an antibody and an antigen that differs from the immunogen. It is sometimes also referred to as crossimmunity or cross protective immunity.[1] A few examples of cross reactivity have been confirmed in humans, one of which… …   Wikipedia

  • cross reactivity — cross re·ac·tiv·i·ty (kros″re ak tivґĭ te) the degree to which an antibody or antigen participates in cross reactions (see under reaction) …   Medical dictionary

  • cross-reactivity — ¦ ̷ ̷ (ˌ) ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: cross (III) : the capability of undergoing cross reaction • cross react ˌ intransitive verb • cross reactive adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-reactivity — noun see cross reaction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cross-reactivity — See cross react. * * * …   Universalium

  • cross-reaction — cross reactive, adj. cross reactivity, n. /kraws ree ak sheuhn kros /, n. an immunologic reaction between a given antigen and an antibody or lymphokine that is specific for a different antigen resembling the first one. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • cross-reaction — noun Date: 1946 reaction of one antigen with antibodies developed against another antigen • cross react intransitive verb • cross reactive adjective • cross reactivity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cross-react — intransitive verb see cross reactivity * * * /kraws ree akt , kros /, v.i. Immunol. (of an antigen, antibody, or lymphocyte) to participate in a cross reaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-reactive — adjective see cross reactivity …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cross-conjugation — is a special type of conjugation in a molecule, when in a set of three Pi bonds only two pi bonds interact with each other by conjugation, the third one is excluded from interaction.[1] In classical terms it means that the strict alternation of… …   Wikipedia

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